Woman Bans Alcohol at Her Christmas Party, Is Surprised When Another Event Is Quickly Organised Instead
Thinking nothing of becoming her extended family’s Christmas Grinch, a woman recently took to social media to seek validation for insisting her inlaws attend her family Christmas party after banning all alcohol at the event.
“My husband’s family likes to drink,” the woman wrote on Reddit’s AITA sub. “Every holiday includes multiple bottles of wine/cocktails.”
She explains that she hates drinking and has always avoided it as her father was an alcoholic. Setting your own healthy boundaries based on childhood trauma is commendable, good for her we might say!
But then her post goes off in a completely different direction, calling those who partake in a tipple “childish” if they “can’t have fun without drinking”.
“This year I’m hosting Christmas and for a change, I decided since it’s at my house no alcohol is allowed. We are all getting older and it’s time to grow up.”
Oh lady, you did not just say that.
Imagine having the audacity to tell your father-in-law to grow up and leave the 6-pack of beer at home at Christmas! The baubles on this woman!
Word got out when her sister-in-law called and mentioned bringing a fun Christmas martini to the event. This was when the rest of the family discovered that they were considered immature alcoholics for enjoying a festive cocktail.
“Some of them started texting me asking me if I was serious and saying that it is lame. But I’m not budging,” the woman insisted.
“Now it turns out my husband’s sister is hosting an alternate gathering that almost everyone is choosing to go to instead. It’s so disrespectful all because they would have to spend one day sober.
“My husband told me he talked to his sister and we are invited to her gathering and he said we should just go and stop causing issues but I won’t it’s so rude. Now he is mad because I’m making him stay home and spend Christmas with me but it was my turn to host and I chose to have a no-alcohol party. They could have dealt with it for one year.”
Honey, they aren’t upset that they “have to spend one day sober”, they are upset that you decided this for them without bothering to tell anyone about it. What were you going to do? Confiscate their alcoholic contraband at the front door?
Alcohol isn’t for everyone, sure. But a festive drink or two at Christmas time is hardly cause for concern and nobody expected her to provide it.
Also, while this woman was hosting the event in her own home, it wasn’t about her. It was a family event for everyone to celebrate.
I know which party I’d be heading to. The non-judgy one, whether I chose to drink or not!